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Oct 1, 2012 8:30pm EDT
on healthcare. how does gary johnson feel about obamacare? what is your reaction to this and the supreme court ruling. >> guest: a good example of what we need when it comes to healthcare is free market approaches to health care, and health care in this country is about as far removed from free market as it possibly could be. government restricts the choices we have available to us. there's no advertised pricing. when this whole debate and discussion started up over healthcare, i would not have health insurance to cover myself for ongoing medical need. i would have health insurance to cover myself for catastrophic injury and illness, and i would pay as you good in a system that was very, very competitive. where i had a myriad of choices that it don't have today because of laws that restrict the availability of choices, but that i would have many, many choices when it came to drugs, and that i make these choices, and that the government doesn't make these choices. when the whole debate and discussion started up about healthcare? i had envisioned gallbladders r us, healthcare clinics that specia
Sep 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
. as part of a health-care law new 320% tax on investment income of single taxpayers earning $200,000, goes into effect. these amounts are not indexed for inflation and with scheduled expiration of the 2001-2003-2010 tax relief at the end of this year capital gains will be subject to a 23.8% tax beginning in 2013, 59% increase. the united states has the most progressive tax system in the industrialized world. to make it more progressive by raising tax rate on capital gains. the top-10% of households pay 70% of all federal income taxes so when is enough achieved? 50 years ago a tax scholar wrote everything on the problem of capital gains has been said. i disagree. i think the issue of preferential treatment of capital gains is critically important with new evidence being generated as witnessed by the joint report of the staff of the joint committee on taxation and congressional budget office issued in june. we have a distinguished panel here with us today. i welcome each one of you to this hearing and we all have a desire to hear what these witnesses have to say. >> thank you. without object
Sep 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
manufacturing and health-care. it is amazing what community college is going to drive economic revitalization. not just in their communities but entire regions. we want to invest heavily not just from our department but in partnership with the department of labor as well. one of the things i am most proud of is increase from six million pell recipients to ten million tell recipients over two years. a 50% increase. many young people are first-generation college goers. $40 billion increase in pell grants over the next decade. we did that without going back to taxpayers for a nickel. how by don't offend anybody here. put all the money into young people -- that was the right investment to make. wild and controversial in washington. it made absolute common sense and went a long way through the efforts. promoting a big agenda around transparency. when cost is so high, university costs down 40 states cut -- not something that is good. we try to give young people the ability -- what is a grand? looking at three university's what is the package for? there is tremendous opaque mr. round that as we incr
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
support that aspect of the health-care overhaul? and if so what do you say to seniors in the seventh district who are worried about their health care? bera: they have been saying democrats want to cut $700 billion out of medicare. you know that is not true. in fact you voted for the same thing yourself twice. that $700 billion never lees medicare and extend the life of medicare. sacramento looked at this and said that was entirely false. congressman, you know the truth. you voted for the same legislation twice. we have to get serious about medicare and this is what i tell my seniors in this district. as a doctor i sat with them where they had to decide between one medication and another when they needed both and could afford both. we have to secure motive--medicare. let's get rid of fraud and abuse. let's negotiate on a fair playing field. let's make this about patients and not the health insurance industry. let's practice prevention. prevent the heart attack and diagnose cancer early to save the life. not only good medicine but will save lives and cut costs. let's cut bureaucracy. l
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